By entertaining, enlightening and educating
our audiences, we change lives through the arts.
To present theatrical work of the highest quality, performing in the unique style we created through blending American Sign Language and spoken word.
In support of this mission, NTD:
- entertains, educates, and enlightens the general public, building bridges, opening their eyes and ears to Deaf culture;
- seeks, trains, and employs deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing artists;
- offers its work to culturally diverse and inclusive audiences through performances, workshops, training, and community outreach activities which facilitate involvement with our methods of work.
Organization Summary – Connecticut’s National Treasure
The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) entertains, educates, and enlightens a wide spectrum of audiences with its unique performance style that blends American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken word. This merging of sign and speech creates a visually rich, physical, and spatial art form that adds depth, meaning, and perception to traditional and original stage plays, and is accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing theatre-goers. Audiences are engaged through their imaginations and sensibilities by innovative artistic methods, and see and hear every word or concept, increasing appreciation for the performing arts and diverse cultures.